If you take part in a net-based or session-based study, or if you live far from UiA, you might want to pick up and return items at your local public library. If you live close to a college or university library, you can be registered as a member and borrow from their collection. Most libraries are also willing to borrow from other libraries if something is not included in their collection.
Books that are available, cannot be reserved in Oria, but must be ordered by mail. Send us an e-mail which includes the book’s title, author, edition/publication year, where to send it and your full name.
How can I see the status of the order/reservation?
Some hours later or the day after we have confirmed your order, we will loan the book to you. In My Account, Oria, you can see what you are borrowing and what you have reserved.
When can I expect the book?
It might take up to a week, depending on where you live, before the book/copy arrives at the public library. They will then call you or send you an e-mail. Remember to bring personal identification when you go to pick it up.
You can return the book to the public library, but the loan will not be cleared from your account before we receive it. You will then get an e-mail as a confirmation. Please note that the public library has no responsibility for your loans.
If you plan to come to UiA about the time of the due date, you can, of course, return the book directly to us.
If we have borrowed a book on your behalf from a third library, the book must be sent to us, not to that library. Only that way we can return your loan.